A few weekends ago Jason and I drove to Vegas. My best friend (the one we visited earlier this year) and her husband were celebrating their 5 year wedding anniversary and decided they wanted to renew their vows with Elvis! Honestly, I’ll take any excuse to go to Vegas (Jason was a harder sell) so I was totally down for a few days away.
We had a great time hanging out with our small group of 11 and the actual ceremony was hilarious. Elvis stopped and posed every few sentences for the photographer, then he sang a couple songs and danced with the bride all while their 18 month old son sat on the stage and watched. The entire thing was silly and absolutely perfect.
There was a lot of time spent drinking, talking and chilling. We’re old, so no crazy club nights, just good quality hang time with awesome people. And even though that was the ultimate goal, I had a side mission that I needed to take care of…
You see, a couple weeks before this trip was Vegan Beer Fest, which was a fantastic day but I left feeling slightly unfulfilled. The reason being that I did not get around to trying the much Instagrammed and raved about Thrillist burger from Garden Grill. Shredded romaine lettuce, sliced tomatoes, southern fried crispy chick’n patty, melted provolone, bacon and creamy chipotle aioli all stacked between a glazed Ronald’s doughnut-bun! It sounded crazy insane and I really wanted to try it…but I just didn’t get around to it, so I was hoping to hunt it down in Vegas.
And hunt it down I did!
We found Garden Grill at the farmers market Saturday morning and luckily they were still offering this special burger. Jason ended up ordering it because I knew there was no way in hell I could eat that entire thing (it was a BEAST!), but I had a bite or two and it was fanfrickintastic! Savory, spicy, salty and sweet…all the good things in one burger. I felt accomplished.
I actually ordered the breakfast burrito: potatoes, tofu, sausage, spinach and some sort of yummy delicious sauce. It was the bomb. I’m kind of a breakfast burrito freak and I’ve only had a couple amazing vegan versions and this one was definitely one of them! I’m kind of in love with Garden Grill and I will hunt them down every time I’m in Vegas!
After our huge breakfast I had to get a green juice to make myself feel healthier. Not that my burrito wasn’t healthy, but I still needed that extra boost of nutrients.
The rest of my meals that weekend were not so memorable. A veggie sandwich from a little bakery in the Paris, a cheeseless pizza, a vegan cheesesteak sandwich (sans cheese) from Capriotti’s (made with Beyond Meat – it was actually pretty good!)…nothing that blew my mind.
On our way out of town on Sunday I HAD to stop at Ronald’s Donuts. I envisioned an entire scenario of vegan police breaking down my door and ransacking my apartment in order to take away my vegan card if I didn’t…so yeah, a dozen donuts to go and we were on our way!